ANKARA, February 11. /TASS/. The number of people killed by a series of powerful earthquakes in southeastern Turkey has reached 22,327, the country’s health minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday.”The death toll in the Turkish earthquakes now stands at 22,327 people, while 80,278 people have been injured,” he said at a press conference.Powerful 7.7-and 7.6-magnitude earthquakes rocked Turkey’s Kahramanmaras province, located in the country’s southeast, on Monday. The tremors, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, were felt in 10 provinces as well as in neighboring countries, of which Syria was hardest hit.
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